Golf is big, regardless of the entry requirements and stigma that may be associated with golf clubs in some quarters. There are over 60 million golfers in the world with 1.5 million golfers who play each week in the UK and over 3.9 million playing annually at their local golf club.
When you look at how many top CEO’s, movie stars, sports stars and entrepreneurs who also play golf you’ll find those numbers equally impressive. An estimated 90% of fortune 500 CEO’s play golf and executives who play golf make on average of 17% more than those who don’t.
So, golf and business clearly go together and playing certainly has an attraction to those in business but why?
Well, there are as many reasons as there are benefits. Golf is a great networking opportunity due to the fact that golf provides a lot of time for communication. Where else can you spend four quality hours with the company CEO, client or prospect? In today’s busy times you would ordinarily be lucky to get 10 minutes.